Thought the App Store was just for fun and games? Think again. No matter how busy your schedule, your iPhone can help. With the growing App Store, students are able to utilize their phone to excel in their courses. USnews.com lists the five most helpful apps for college studying which include apps such as Iprocrastinate and Inclass. These apps are priced affordably between 0 and 99 cents, making the solution to inefficient studying, available to everyone. There is also a vast selection of useful apps available under the productivity section of the Application Store, many of which are being used by students and teachers.
“My favorite app is the teen book finder from the Young Adult Library Services Association where students can search for all different kinds of books,” stated Mrs. Bryan, a librarian here on campus. “It’s a great app to find books in the library for those who may need an independent reading book. Another app that I love is the Merriam-Webster dictionary, which is incredibly handy. It tells the user any word’s definition and pronunciation, which is always great for doing homework and working in the library.” She also recommends Keynote, a mobile app that serves a similar purpose as powerpoint.
Junior Emma Jones raves about Ace the SAT, free on the App Store. “Its a good daily practice to get ready for the types of SAT questions that you will find on the actual test,” said Jones. This app makes studying simple and enjoyable, providing techniques and strategies to conquer the SAT.
Because our classes may pile up and time is limited, it is important to take advantage of the opportunities presented with our smart phones. Thousands of helpful apps are readily available at our fingertips. This simple idea has the potential to make a world of difference for our academic lives and in time management skills.